The Gods Must Be Crazy,Sarafina and 6 other classic African movies of all time

A look at some of the classic movies that keep reverberating through the ages.

It therefore comes as no surprise that these industries have produced some of the best African movies of all time which keep reverberating through the ages.

Business Insider SSA take a look at some of these classic films:

Sitanda

Sitanda is a 2006 Nigerian adventure / drama film directed by African Movie Academy Award winner Ali Nuhu, and written by Fidel Akpom.

The film received 9 nominations and won 5 awards at the 3rd Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2007, including Best Picture, Best Nigerian Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

The Last King of Scotland

The movie is based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's.

The film was a box office success and among its many awards was the 2007 BAFTA Award for Best British Film. The leading actor, Forest Whitaker, also received much acclaim for his performance in the film.

Viva Riva!

A crime thriller about a nasty gang war ignited by a fuel crisis in Congo. Written and directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga, the film received 12 nominations and 6 awards at the 7th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

It also bagged the 2011 MTV Movie Awards for Best African Movie.

Guelwaar

Directed by the great Senegalese writer and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, Guelwaar is a film that brought suspense with the mysterious murder of a district leader. The mystery eventually began to unravel when the family of the district leader gathered at his funeral.

The movie won film won The President of the Italian Senate’s Gold Medal at the 49th annual Venice International Film Festival in 1992.

Sarafina

Sarafina is a 1992 South African film directed by Darrel Roodt and starring the likes of Leleti Khumalo and Whoopi Goldberg.

It is an anti-apartheid musical about a young Soweto girl who experiences a political awakening, as she comes of age in the mid-'70s, due to the lessons of her teacher who tends not to follow the white power-structure's curriculum.

From a Whisper

A Kenyan movie written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu. It is based on the real events surrounding the August 7 bomb attacks on the US Embassy in Nairobi in 1998.

The film received 12 nominations and won 5 awards at the 2009 African Movie Academy Awards in 2009, including Best Picture and Best Director.

The Gods Must Be Crazy

It is the most successful South African film and one of the African movies of all time. Written and directed by Jamie Uys, the movie earned $100 million worldwide and became the first in The Gods Must Be Crazy Series.

It tells the story of a Xi, a Sho of the Kalahari desert whose band has no knowledge of the world beyond until a Coca-Cola bottle fell from the sky and the whole story changed.

How To Steal 2 Million

Written & directed by Charlie Vundla, How to Steal 2 Million is a 2011 South African action filled movie.

The film follows the story Jack who upon his release from his five years prison sentence finds his partner married to his girlfriend. Jack tries to put the past behind him, seeks a loan to begin anew but is denied. He agrees to rob his old partner’s father 2 million rands. The movie builds up and comes to a very climatic end.

The film received 11 nominations and won four awards including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director at the 2012 African Movie Academy Awards.

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